Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, July 8, 2020
Please continue to watch for updates our  website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep you informed of what is happening in Lambton Shores during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The best place to access reliable, up -to-date health information on COVID-19 in Lambton County is the  Lambton Public Health Page.
Message from the Mayor

Hello everyone,

My message this week is simple: COVID-19 has not gone away, and we must remain vigilant in this fight. Physical distancing, small group sizes and other public health measures are working. We must continue to stay the course: wash our hands, keep our distance and stay home if not feeling well.

This week, I also want to give a message of thanks. There is no doubt that 2020 has been a trying year for most.

To our residents, who remain steadfast in the fight against COVID-19, we thank you. Thank you for continuing to follow public health guidelines, for supporting local businesses, and for helping to support one another. Thank you for your patience and understanding not only to each other, but to our staff and Council as we try to navigate these extraordinary times.

Thank you to our businesses, who have adapted and developed creative solutions for continuing to provide services, goods and jobs throughout our community. For adjusting processes and doing your very best to ensure the safety of your customers, we thank you.

Thank you to our visitors. Thank you for coming to our community and supporting our local economy. Thank you to those that follow the rules and guidelines that we have set forth to ensure everyone’s safety. 

Finally, thank you to all of our Lambton Shores staff. We have a great team of dedicated full time, part time and seasonal staff who continue to provide services that our residents, businesses and visitors have come to expect. If you see our staff out in the community, please stop and thank them.

The last several months have not been easy. We are working to balance the varied needs across our community. Residents, businesses and tourists each carry a different perspective and expectations from the municipality. Our staff and Council must consider this when making decisions and providing services. We understand that not everyone will support or be satisfied with the decisions or actions we are taking as a municipality. While you may disagree, please be respectful to staff, to Council and to others. With so much out of our control, we can control our own actions. Choose to be kind. 

Stay healthy, safe and positive.

Mayor Bill
Things To Do
Although physical distancing and gathering restrictions remain in place, there are still ways to participate in community activities! Visit the links below or visit the Lambton Shores events calendar as additional virtual (and non-virtual) activities are added.
Grand Bend Beach is Open
Grand Bend Beach is now open. Before your visit, we encourage you to check out the  Grand Bend Beach Cam on our website to determine your level of comfort with the current conditions. Click on the graphics below to help you plan your trip to the beach this summer.
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Parking in Lambton Shores
Parking restrictions vary throughout Lambton Shores communities
 
Parking is not permitted on any roadway between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., except where allowed by permit issued by the Municipality.
For more information on overnight permits, please visit the Parking page of our website. 

Paid parking is in effect in Grand Bend. For more information, please visit the Parking page of our website.
 
Ipperwash and Port Franks have limited to no municipal parking spots available and on-street parking is prohibited in most areas. If you have guests with additional vehicles wishing to use the beach during their visit, please consider bicycling, walking or dropping people off to enjoy their beach time.

Don’t take a chance, parking is strictly enforced and you will get a ticket.
Lambton Shores Top 10 By-Law Infractions
...and how much they could cost
We want you to enjoy our public spaces but there are rules. Obey the rules or risk getting caught and paying the price.

Parks and Facilities By-Law and Parking By-Law Fines
  • Park in restricted area near beach $ 60
  • Parking where prohibited or no permit $ 35
  • Trespass on municipal property $ 100
  • Glass on beach $ 100
  • Abusive language $ 150
  • Possess alcohol  $ 100
  • Use of BBQ on beach $ 100
  • Smoking, vaping $ 150
  • Tent on beach $ 100
  • Disorderly conduct $ 150
Temporary Patio Extensions
Restaurants, bars, food trucks and other food and drink establishments (e.g., wineries, breweries and distilleries) can open for dining in outdoor areas only. Establishments must take appropriate measures to ensure physical distancing of at least two metres between patrons from different households.
Liquor sales licensees who wish to temporarily extend the physical size of their existing licensed patio, or temporarily add a new licensed patio within the approved period are authorized to do so if certain criteria are met. For municipal approval of temporary patios, please complete the  registration form .
Supporting Local Businesses
Many other local businesses are adapting operations to continue to serve the Lambton Shores community. The     Grand Bend and Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism    has compiled a list of Chamber member business information. Other business listings can be found online through the     Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership    and the     Forest BIA   Please connect directly with businesses to confirm availability and services offered.  


For local restaurants visit   Shoreline ToGo  .

To find out more about local business services and hours visit     Shop Lambton Map  .
Council Meeting
We're Hiring!
Lambton Shores Council will meet virtually on Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. Visit the Council Calendar to review the agenda and to find the link to view the meeting live.
The Municipality of
Lambton Shores is currently accepting resumes for a
Transit Coordinator.
For more information on current opportunities visit our website.
Staying in Touch
While offices may be closed to the public, municipal staff are still available by telephone or email. To reach us, visit our  Staff Directory.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores
7883 Amtelecom Parkway,
Forest, ON, N0N 1J0
519-243-1400 | 866-943-1400